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Fiber Optic Patch Cords & Trunk Cable Assemblies

 

 

Fiber Optic Patch Cords

Custom Trunk & Breakout Cables

Standard Terminations

Hybrid Terminations

Point-to-Point

Point-to-Multipoint

 

 

 

Elite Electronics offers its Customers the highest quality fabricated fiber optic cable assemblies for use in data communications, telecommunications and/or CATV applications.  Elite's applications engineers have worked closely with our strategic manufacturing partners to ensure that each fiber optic cable assembly has been designed and fabricated with component parts that meet or exceed accepted industry performance standards (e.g., ANSI/TIA/EIA, ISO/IEC, Telcordia, NTT, et cetera).  Our demanding performance standards for fabricated fiber optic cable assemblies require that each assembly be serialized for testing and quality tracking purposes.  Then each termination is 100% visually inspected before the fiber optic cable assembly is fully optically tested for 'insertion and return losses.'  Each fabricated assembly's test readings are then rerecorded for traceability to its factory acceptance measurements.  Prior to shipment, each shipping lot is inspected on a random basis using accepted industry criterion for product performance.  To further ensure product quality, each shipment contains identified correlation samples complete with the data for each sample. 

 

When ordering patch cord or custom trunk cable assemblies, customers can specify either Optical Fiber, Nonconductive, Riser (OFNR) rated cable for use in riser applications that must meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI/UL 1666-1997: Standard Test for Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cable Installed Vertically in Shafts and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NEC 2005 Art 770.51(B) FPN; or, Optical Fiber, Nonconductive, Plenum (OFNP) rated cable for use in heating and air conditioning plenum applications that must meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI/UL 1666-1997 and NFPA Standard 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning & Ventilating Systems. 

 

All Elite Electronics fabricated fiber optic patch cord and custom trunk cable assemblies are optically and electrically inspected and tested using accepted industry test procedures as recommended by the most current version of ANSI/TIA/EIA-455B: Standard Test Procedure for Standard Fiber Optic Fibers, Cables, Transducers, Sensors, Connecting & Terminating Devices, and Other Components, Telcordia GR-326 CORE:  Generic Requirements for Singlemode Optical Connectors & Jumper Assemblies and/or IPC-8497-1: Cleaning Methods & Contamination Assessment for Optical Assembly.     

 

 

Typical Singlemode Fiber Optic Patch Cord Performance Requirements

 

 

Insertion

Return

Fiber

Apex

Repeatability

Vibration

Operating

Connector

Type

Loss (dB)

Loss (dB)

Height (nm)

Maximum

Maximum

Maximum

Temp

Style

Polish

Max

Min

Max

Typ

Max

Min

Offset (µm)

Delta (dB)

Delta (dB)

Range

FC

UPC

0.35

0.20

55.0

58.0

-50

0

50

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

 

APC

0.40

0.25

65.0

70.0

-50

0

100

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

LC

UPC

0.35

0.20

55.0

58.0

-50

0

50

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

 

APC

SC

UPC

0.35

0.20

55.0

58.0

-50

0

50

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

 

APC

0.40

0.25

65.0

70.0

-50

0

100

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

ST

UPC

0.35

0.20

55.0

58.0

-50

0

50

0.1

0.1

-20 to +80°C

 

APC

 

 

Typical Multimode Fiber Optic Patch Cord Performance Requirements

 

 

Insertion

Return

Repeatability

Vibration

Operating

Connector

Polish

Loss (dB)

Loss (dB)

Maximum

Maximum

Temperature

Style

Type

Max

Typ

Typical

Delta (dB)

Delta (dB)

Range

FC

0.50

0.30

25.0

0.15

0.15

-20 to +75°C

LC

0.50

0.35

25.0

0.15

0.15

-20 to +80°C

SC

0.50

0.35

25.0

0.15

0.15

-20 to +80°C

ST

0.50

0.35

25.0

0.15

0.15

-20 to +80°C

 

 

Performance Standards & Testing Specifications

Fiber Optic Patch Cord Electrical & Optical

Standard

Standard Description

Telcordia GR-326 CORE

Telcordia GR-326 CORE:  Generic Requirements for Singlemode Optical Connectors & Jumper Assemblies

IPC 8497-1

IPC-8497-1:  Cleaning Methods & Contamination Assessment for Optical Assembly

ANSI/TIA/EIA-455B

ANSI/TIA/EIA-455B:  Standard Test Procedure for Standard Fiber Optic Fibers, Cables, Transducers, Sensors, Connecting & Terminating Devices, and Other Components

ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.1

ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.1:  Part 1 - General Requirements; Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard

ANSI/TIA/EIA‑568B.3

ANSI/TIA/EIA‑568B.3:  Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard

ANSI/UL 1666-1997

ANSI/UL 1666-1997:  Standard Test for Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cable Installed Vertically in Shafts

NFPA Standard 90A

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning & Ventilating Systems

 

 

Fiber Optic Patch Cord Optical Performance

Measurement

Measurement Procedure

Insertion Loss

FOTP-34 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-34A: Interconnection Device Insertion Loss Test

Return Loss

FOTP-107 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-107: Determination of Component Reflectance or Link/System Return Loss Using a Test Set

Attenuation

FOTP-171 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-171: Attenuation by Substitution Measurement for Short-Length Multimode Graded-Index & Single-Mode Optical Fiber Cable Assemblies

Attenuation, Spectral

FOTP-50 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-50A: Light Launch Conditions for Long-Length Graded-Index Optical Fiber Spectral Attenuation Measurements

Aperture, Numerical

FOTP-177 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-177A: Numerical Aperture Measurement of Graded-Index Optical Fibers

Core Diameter

FOTP-58 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-58A: Core Diameter Measurement of Graded-Index Optical Fibers

Cable Length

FOTP-60 - ANSI/TIA/EIA‑455‑60A: Measurement of Fiber or Cable Length Using an OTDR

Output, Far Field

FOTP-47 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-47B: Output Far Field Radiation Pattern Measurement of Optical Waveguide Fibers

Output, Near Field

FOTP-43 - ANSI/TIA/EIA-455-43A: Output Near Field Radiation Pattern Measurement of Optical Waveguide Fibers

 

 

Fiber Optic Patch Cord Mechanical & Environmental

Testing Requirements & Specifications

Measurement

Maximum

Measurement

Measurement Procedure &

Acceptable

Unit

Performance Requirement

Durability

0.07

~ dB

FOTP-21:  100 Mate & Unmate Cycles

Humidity Cycling

0.13

~ dB

FOTP-5:   Type 1A: 240-Hours +60°C at 95% RH

Temperature Cycling

0.21

~ dB

FOTP-3:  2,500-Cycles: 10°C to 60°C; Maximum Ramp;

Zero Dwell Time

Cable Retention

0.16

~ dB

FOTP-6:  8-Cycles: At 1m & 3m; 133 N Ramp; 5-Second

Hold Time    

Coupling Strength/Axial Pull

0.04

~ dB

FOTP-185:  20-pounds; 30-Second Hold Time

Impact

0.05

~ dB

FOTP-2A:  8-Cycles

Flex

0.05

~ dB

FOTP-1:  300-Cycles: 1-Pound; ± 45° 

Twist

0.10

~ dB

FOTP-36A:  10-Pounds: 0.1m ±180°

Vibration

0.11

~ dB

FOTP-11:  2-Hours/Axis: 10 - 55 Hz.

Insertion Force

5.30

Lbs.

FOTP-21

Extraction Force

0.60

Lbs.

FOTP-21

 

 

Elite Electronics requires its fabricating sources to provide a written ISO Certificate of Compliance (C of C) inclusive of the product's ISO Manufacturing Date Code, RoHS - 2002/95/EC (Directive on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment) and WEEE - 2002/96/EC (Directive on Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) compliance with each production shipment.  

 

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